The Democrats Get Down to Business

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convention.jpgMitt Romney has taken heat for not being specific about proposals for turning the country around. Now it's the President's turn. Barack Obama has not laid out a specific second-term agenda, and Democrats have fumbled the ball when Paul Ryan asks, “Are you better off than four years ago?" With so many people still hurting, it's hard to run on the record. What can the President do to bring disappointed voters back into the fold? On Day One in Charlotte, we hear from reporters, Democrats and conservative columnist David Brooks of the New York Times. We also look at the Democrats' focus on the Latino vote, including tonight's Keynote Address and efforts at mobilization.  (We also heard KCRW's Saul Gonzalez speaking with Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.)

To the Point is broadcasting live from the Democratic convention all week. You can find all our coverage at KCRW.org/election2012.

DNC image: Chris Keane/Reuters

Credits

Guests:
David Hawkings - CQ Roll Call - @davidhawkings, Michael Scherer - Washington Post - @michaelscherer, David Brooks - New York Times - @nytdavidbrooks, Ed Kilgore - political columnist at New York Magazine, and former Democratic strategist - @ed_kilgore, Chris Lehane - Democratic strategist - @chrislehane, Wayne Slater - journalist and author - @WayneSlater, Hector Sanchez - National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - @Hesanche

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Evan George, Caitlin Shamberg, Christian Bordal, Saul Gonzalez